Java Edition Beta 1.6 Test Build 3

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Minecraft Beta 1.6 Test Build 3
Beta 1.6 Test Build 3.png
Beta 1.6 Test Build 3 in-game.png
Edition

Java Edition

Type

Test Build

Release date

May 25, 2011[1]

Test Build for

Beta 1.6

Downloads

Client (.json)
Server

Protocol version

12

Beta 1.6 Test Build 3 was a version used to test Beta 1.6 the day before its release. It was never officially released to the public. However, both the client and the server are packed in a ZIP archive that can be found on the legacy update server to this day.[2]

Additions[edit]

Blocks[edit]

Dead Bush JE1 BE1.png Dead bush
Grass JE1 BE1.png Grass
  • Found in certain biomes.
  • Seeds are now found in grass; using a hoe on the ground no longer yields seeds.
Fern JE1 BE1.png Fern
  • Has the same characteristics as grass.
Oak Trapdoor JE1 BE1.png Trapdoor

Items[edit]

Map (item) JE1 BE1.png Maps
  • Lets the player scope out different biomes.

General[edit]

Splashes
  • Added "It's groundbreaking!"
  • Added "Let our battle's begin!"
  • Added "The sky is the limit!"

Command format[edit]

Server.properties
  • Added new settings:
    • view-distance.
    • allow-nether.

Gameplay[edit]

Multiplayer

Changes[edit]

Blocks[edit]

General
  • Blocks destroyed by other players in multiplayer now show the breaking block particle effect.
  • It's no longer possible to build solid blocks on the top layer of the map.
  • Blocks that don't change appearance when the data changes don't send block updates when their data changes now.
Beds
  • Trying to sleep in the nether causes the bed to explode.
Dispensers
  • When activated, it will make sounds and trigger particles in multiplayer.
Doors
  • Now make sound for other players in multiplayer.
Fire
  • Has been severely nerfed so it spreads slower, and doesn't spread infinitely.
Ice
  • Now regenerates regardless of whether it's snowing or not
Jukebox
  • Now supports more than 15 different music discs.
Mushrooms
  • Now spread, albeit slowly.
Powered rails
  • Now speedier to offset the loss of glitch-boosters.
Water
  • Below a layer of source blocks no longer behaves like source blocks.

Items[edit]

Arrows
  • When shot by one player, can now be picked up by other players.

Non-mob entities[edit]

Boats & minecarts
  • Can't go through portals that are empty or occupied.

Gameplay[edit]

Lighting
  • The lighting on block icons in the inventory has been changed to appear brighter.
Players
  • When stuck in walls, will slide towards the nearest gap if there is one.

General[edit]

Controls
  • ⇧ Shift+clicking while crafting makes as much as possible and moves it straight to player's inventory.
  • ⇧ Shift+clicking something in player's inventory will push it directly in player's hot bar and vice-versa.
Network traffic
  • Compressed network traffic more aggressively.
Texture packs
  • Added support for misc\grasscolor.png and misc\foliagecolor.png images.

World Generation[edit]

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  • A line of chests will generate near the spawn point, containing a full stack of each item and block excluding items that can't be stacked.

Validity[edit]

While modern versions of Minecraft are hosted on s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download, this version is hosted on s3.amazonaws.com/MinecraftDownload (without the period). At first it may seem that this site is not owned by Mojang, but it can be verified as Mojang-owned in several ways:

  • The legacy Minecraft launcher (from 2013) uses this site to update, which can be verified through a decompiler.
  • Minecraft Classic was loaded from s3.amazonaws.com/MinecraftDownload/classic/minecraft.jar when it could still be accessed on minecraft.net.[3]

Gallery[edit]


Trivia[edit]

  • The previous Beta 1.6 Test Builds (1 & 2) were released privately.[citation needed] Beta 1.6 Test Build 3 was accidentally released to the public.
  • Advanced OpenGL is enabled by default in this version. In Beta 1.6 Advanced OpenGL was removed temporarily until Beta 1.6.5 due to bugs.
    • Advanced OpenGL will crash Minecraft on some computers.
  • Picking up multiple stacks of items takes a few ticks to finish, unlike the final version where it only takes one.
  • The fix for the crash when riding a vehicle or animal through a nether portal is done differently.[verify]
  • Session requests are performed over HTTP instead of HTTPS.
    • Session requests fail on any code other than HTTP 200, instead of only with HTTP 400.
  • Connection to the server is closed differently; no thread is used in this build.
  • GL state when rendering items is not properly reset, which may lead to graphical artifacts.[verify]

References[edit]

  1. See the value of LastModified on the index for the MinecraftDownload page - "2011-05-25T08:36:23.000Z".
  2. https://s3.amazonaws.com/MinecraftDownload/prerelease/build.zip
  3. While the page for classic is no longer accessible, archived versions do include this link.